Monroe County Fair


The Monroe County Fair’s carnival is by far its most popular attraction during the five-day event. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
The Monroe County Fair concluded Sunday afternoon following five days packed full of action and beautiful summer weather. After the fair was cancelled last year due to the COVID pandemic, the Monroe County Ag Society (MCAS), promoters of the fair were pleased that attendance nearly doubled from...

Pictured are the current Monroe County Agricultural Society Board members back row, from left Christopher Schreier, Ron Savall, David Schreier, Dave Kuehl. Front row, from left, Carolyn Habelman, LeAnna Rowan, Simon Wells, Bill Degenhardt and Paul Dwyer. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Tomah Recreation Park is now buzzing with activity as the Monroe County Fair is now underway. Event organizers are excited to be back this year with five days packed full of top-notch entertainment, exhibits and activities for the whole family. While most everyone in the county knows about their...

Carol Schauf has decided to step away from volunteering as a 4-H leader, superintendent and volunteer at the Monroe County Fair after almost 60 years. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
After nearly 60 years, Sparta native Carol Schauf has made the difficult decision to step down as a Monroe County 4-H Leader, Superintendent and volunteer at the Monroe County Fair. Schauf grew up in the West Beaver Creek Valley just outside of Sparta, where she has lived her entire life aside...

Nordic Creamery will once again be producing fresh cheese curds and aged cheddar cheese from milk collected from exhibitors at the Monroe County Fair. Pictured, from left, is MCAS Board President Chris Schreier, Al and Sarah Bekkum of Nordic Creamery, MCAS board members Simon Wells and Paul Dwyer. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Just like the fair itself, the Fair Cheese Curds will be back again this year and who in Wisconsin doesn’t enjoy a fresh, squeaky cheese curd? In 2018, Monroe County Fair became one of the first fairs in Wisconsin to have its fair milk made into the squeaking bits of deliciousness. In 2019, the...

The new members of the Monroe County Jr. Fair Board pictured, from left, are Colby Von Haden, Cassidy Green, Jordyn Steinhoff, Emily Powell and Carisa Cleven. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
The Monroe County Jr. Fair Board has five fresh faces taking the reins this year after the former board members including Matt Kortbein, Joelle Liddane, Micaela Kolterman, Annie Ness and Angela Klinkner all decided it was time for a new chapter to begin. Kortbein and Liddane may no longer be...

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